Hi there! We’re Aisya, Azimah and Amnah. We’re sisters and co-creators of My English Matters.
We spent eight years in Manchester, England as children and have always loved learning the English language. So we created My English Matters as a digital platform to help Malaysians and second language learners with their English proficiency.
Since 2016, we have conducted online courses, monthly online classes and live workshops. We also teach through our weekly newsletter which has attracted more than 30,000 email subscribers!
My English Matters has appeared on Astro Awani, Harian Metro, Berita Al-Hijrah, and Manis FM.
Want to know more about us? Keep reading below…
After spending more than six years in marketing for a telecommunications company, Amnah decided to leave the corporate world behind and pursue a freelancing career. She now takes care of business and marketing for My English Matters and is a regular writer of the blog.
She specialises in teaching English communication for adults at the workplace. This includes writing effective emails, speaking in professional situations and building self-confidence. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to podcasts and spending time with her husband and three children.
Azimah Shurfa has more than 15 years of teaching experience including in public universities, where she taught English, public speaking, linguistics, drama and TESL. She has a master’s degree in English as a Second Language and a bachelor’s degree in Human Sciences, majoring in English.
She is also a certified trainer in adult learning and has conducted online and physical classes and workshops for professionals. Currently she is the host of Learn English Bersama Madam Azimah on Manis FM, a weekly radio show where she teaches English for communication for adults. In her spare time, she loves to read books and enrol in courses related to personal growth, communication, teaching practices and productivity.
Aisya Shurfa spent over half a decade in university poring over English literature and falling in love with some of the greatest writers and poets before she decided it was time for her to leave the academic world behind to create art of her own.
With a degree in English Literature, she has spent ten years as a freelancer doing editing and translating work and voice-overs for commercials. At My English Matters, Aisya puts her talents and skills to use through designing and creating lesson videos, social media posts, and editing and proofreading blog posts and emails. When she’s not busy working, Aisya, who believes in the healing powers of art, can usually be found painting, drawing, writing and performing music, and going wherever her passion for the full creative life takes her.